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07 Aug 2014 App Lists
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If you enjoy listening to music on your iDevices then check out our list of the best streaming radio apps for the iPhone and iPad.

 

Christmas Radio - An online streaming radio for delivering the best Christmas transmissions to your iPhone/iPod Touch
$0.99
iPad / iPhone
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Just in time, we say!

  • Rock Christmas tunes anytime of the year
  • Powered by Shoutcast
  • Peerless streaming service
  • Listen to as many Christmas-themed stations as your eggnog-frosted heart can take
  • 31,000 radio stations

Genres:
  • Music
  • Entertainment
Streaming Bible Radio
Free
iPad / iPhone
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This app isn’t just for Lenten Season, you know!

  • Audiobook style
  • Includes many languages like Hindi and even Farsi
  • For those serious about going back to your Bible
  • Not a shabby place to start with your Bible
  • 24/7 streaming   

Genres:
  • Reference
  • Lifestyle
Podcast Radio (Streaming)
$1.99
iPad / iPhone
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Thanks to podcasting, talk radio has seen a resurgence of sorts over the years, and this app should be a primer for you!

  • Appeals to people who aren’t even tuning in on AM radio
  • Lists all of the most popular podcasts found on the web
  • Even includes channels from BBC
  • Hear some bantering happening over at NPR anytime
  • Flat data rate

Genres:
  • Music
  • Entertainment
FLRP HD (Streaming Radio, Playlists, and More)
$0.99
iPad
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If you wanted to listen to FM radio, then this is the alternative radio you’re looking for!

  • Simulates what it’s like to stay in your car listening to the radio
  • Tune in on your favorite morning show
  • Works even when you’re walking inside work or school
  • Links with Gripwire
  • Google mapping functions

Genres:
  • Music
  • Lifestyle
StreamS HiFi Radio
$3.99
iPad / iPhone
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Hi-fi, indeed!

  • High-quality audio
  • In-app radio player
  • AirPlay-supported
  • Full mobile interface
  • Links with Pioneer Radio

Genres:
  • Music
  • Entertainment
OneTuner Radio Player - tunein to RnB, Rap, DJ, HipHop, Chillout, Reggae - 65 genre stream
Free
iPad / iPhone
1 review Add to watchlist

If there can only be “one," then this app is it!

  • Daily new music
  • For world-savvy listeners
  • Easy navigation
  • Variety of genres
  • In-app news channel

Genres:
  • Music
  • Lifestyle
Gods DJs Radio
$0.99
iPad / iPhone
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Yes, it's possible that God approves of this app!

  • Exclusive content
  • Tune in from anywhere
  • Plays in background
  • Pauses for incoming calls
  • Custom player

Genres:
  • Music
  • Entertainment
Video Game Radio
Free
iPad / iPhone
1 review Add to watchlist

Thankfully, it has nothing to do with that Lana del Ray song!

  • 23 stations and counting
  • Diverse channels
  • Each channel devoted to a specific video game niche
  • Updated regularly
  • Plays in the background

Genres:
  • Music
  • Games
  • Arcade
  • Music
RadEQ - Equalizer for Streaming online Radio
$2.99
iPad / iPhone
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Who says there’s no need for equalizers for the iOS?

  • Seven types of equalizers
  • 2500 radio stations
  • Saves your presets
  • Custom expander
  • Custom lockscreen displays

Genres:
  • Music
  • Lifestyle
Chicago Radio Live
$4.99
iPad / iPhone
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Chicago has got more than Deep Dish and baseball to its name!

  • Simple interface
  • Links with Chicago Bears radio
  • No audio delay
  • Updated content
  • Comprehensive station listings

Genres:
  • Music
  • Entertainment
Radio Locator
Free
iPad / iPhone
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No need for GPS with this one!

  • Know which stations have instant availability
  • Lists frequency for each station
  • Filter search by city
  • Lists station landlines and websites
  • Comprehensive database

Genres:
  • Music
Scanner Radio - iPad Edition
$0.99
iPad
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Here’s another useful “scanner” for this purpose!

  • 5,000 stations
  • Links with RadioReference
  • Allows background play
  • AirPlay-compatible
  • Regularly updated

Genres:
  • Social Networking
  • News
Radio Recorder
$3.99
iPad / iPhone
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Yep, just like the old-school!

  • 28,000 stations
  • Quality streams
  • Easy WiFi syncing
  • Links with any browser
  • No ads

Genres:
  • Music
  • Entertainment
Pro Football Radio Live
$3.99
iPad / iPhone
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Here’s a great way to listen to the radio!

  • Latest football coverage
  • Intuitive interface
  • Also includes college games
  • Updated roster
  • 24/7 support

Genres:
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
AOL Radio
Free
iPad / iPhone
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Yep, AOL’s still alive!

  • 200 stations
  • Variety of genres
  • Unlimited listening
  • Multi-artist profiles
  • “Banning” option for disliked songs

Genres:
  • Music
  • Entertainment
Conservative Talk Radio
$2.99
iPad / iPhone
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Gotta love them right-wing radio jocks!

  • Complete streaming
  • Latest radio episodes
  • Allows background play
  • Intuitive interface
  • 24/7 support

Genres:
  • News
  • Music
Scanner911 Police Radio Pro
$2.99
iPad / iPhone
1 review Add to watchlist

Wanna stalk crime scenes like Batman? Well, here’s your app!

  • Full audio selection
  • Full music channels
  • Exclusive features
  • In-app sleep timer
  • Easy playback

Genres:
  • Utilities
  • News
iHeartRadio – Free Music & Internet Radio Stations
Free
iPad / iPhone
2 reviews Add to watchlist
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It’s for the heart, of course!

  • Thousands of radio stations
  • Up-to-date resources
  • More than 500,000 artists
  • 18  million songs
  • Updated playlists

Genres:
  • Music
  • Entertainment
Pandora Radio
Free
iPad / iPhone
6 reviews Add to watchlist

It’s Pandora the radio, not the planet!

  • Lets you discover new music
  • Hi-quality audio
  • Custom skins
  • Renewable subscription
  • Personalized stations

Genres:
  • Music
NOAA Weather Radio
$3.99
iPad / iPhone
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This works primarily in the US of A this week!

  • Instant alerts
  • Complete streaming
  • Easy to zoom radar
  • Instant customer support
  • Intuitive interface

Genres:
  • Weather
  • Utilities
TuneIn Radio
Free
iPad / iPhone
1 review Add to watchlist
App News & Reviews

This is just pure music, on the other hand!

  • Updated radio listings
  • Full mpeg audio
  • Also includes talk radio
  • Intuitive interface
  • 24/7 support

Genres:
  • Music
  • Entertainment
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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.

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